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by Mark Twain,Carl Reiner

eBook Letters from the Earth ePub
Author: Mark Twain,Carl Reiner
Language: English
ISBN: 1931056293
ISBN13: 978-1931056298
Publisher: New Millenium Audio; Unabridged edition (June 1, 2001)
Category: Classics
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 955
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ePub file: 1715 kb
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Letters from the Earth is a collection of short stories written during a downtrodden period in Twain's life and published posthumously. Here we see Twain on a somewhat personal level.

Letters from the Earth is a collection of short stories written during a downtrodden period in Twain's life and published posthumously. Penniless and having just lost his wife and one of his children.

Letters from the Earth is a ed work of celebrated American author Mark Twain (1835–1910) collated by Bernard DeVoto

Letters from the Earth is a ed work of celebrated American author Mark Twain (1835–1910) collated by Bernard DeVoto. It comprises essays written during a difficult time in Twain's life (1904–09), when he was deeply in debt and had recently lost his wife and one of his daughters. The content concerns morality and religion and strikes a tone that is sarcastic, Twain's own term throughout the book

Letters from the Earth book. Letters from the Earth is one of Mark Twain's posthumously published works

Letters from the Earth book. Letters from the Earth is one of Mark Twain's posthumously. Letters from the Earth is one of Mark Twain's posthumously published works. The essays were written during a difficult time in Twain's life; he was deep in debt and had lost his wife and one of his daughters. The book consists of a series of short stories, many of which deal with God and Christianity. Twain penned a series of letters from the point-of-view of a dejected Letters from the Earth is one of Mark Twain's posthumously published works.

Letters from the Earth. The Creator sat upon the throne, thinking. You perceive that it is a stupendous idea. Nothing approaching it has been evolved from the Master Intellect before

Letters from the Earth. Behind him stretched the illimitable continent of heaven, steeped in a glory of light and color; before him rose the black night of Space, like a wall. Nothing approaching it has been evolved from the Master Intellect before. Law - Automatic Law - exact and unvarying Law - requiring no watching, no correcting, no readjusting while the eternities endure!

by Mark Twain (1909).

by Mark Twain (1909). He lifted His hand, and from it burst a fountain-spray of fire, a million stupendous suns, which clove the blackness and soared, away and away and away, diminishing in magnitude and intensity as they pierced the far frontiers of Space, until at last they were but as diamond nailheads sparkling under the domed vast roof of the universe. The Creator sat upon the throne, thinking Nothing approaching it has been evolved from the Master Intellect before

Letters from the Earth. Law - Automatic Law - exact and unvarying Law - requiring no watching, no correcting, no readjusting while the eternities endure!

Letters from the Earth is a collection of short stories written during a downtro dden period in Twain's life and published posthumously.

Letters from the Earth is a collection of short stories written during a downtro dden period in Twain's life and published posthumously. Penniless and having just lost h is wife and one of his children, Twain turns to writing about God, Christianity, and the many curious natures of man. This collection was so controversial that his daughter prohibited its publication until 52 years after his death.

It's easy to imagine Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) and Carl Reiner as best of friends, had not the one died 10 years before the other was born. Twain would have enjoyed Reiner's work in "Your Show of Shows," "The 2000 Year Old Man," and "The Dick Van Dyke Show," just as Reiner clearly appreciates Twain's humor.

Reiner is the author of several books, including his 2004 memoir . Letters From The Earth - Uncensored Writings By Mark Twain.

Reiner is the author of several books, including his 2004 memoir My Anecdotal Life: A Memoir and novels, such as his 2006 novel NNNNN: A Novel. In American Film, he expressed his philosophy on writing comedy: "You have to imagine yourself as not somebody very special, but somebody very ordinary. Best Spoken Word Album. 2017 - Carl and his son, Rob Reiner, became the first father son duo to have their footprints and handprints added to concrete slab at Grauman's Chinese Theater.

Written by Mark Twain, Audiobook narrated by Carl Reiner. Letters from the Earth is a collection of short stories written during a downtrodden period in Twain's life and published posthumously. Penniless and having just lost his wife and one of his children, Twain turns to writing about God, Christianity, and the many curious natures of man.

Isha
This book was such a relief to read. As a former second generation fundamentalist christian, I have had a lot of grief over whether or not I made the right decision in walking away. There were just so many things about the sect that I couldn't seem to wrap my mind around and reading this book was like reading something I wrote. So many things were wrapped up in my mind and Mark really had a way of saying everything I didn't know I was thinking. Incredibly refreshing to know I'm not alone.
Gavidor
Letters from the Earth came close to never being published - so controversial were Twain's views on the negative aspects of organized religions. His daughter Clara, executor of her father's estate, refused to allow the manuscript to see the light of day, thinking she was protecting Twain's reputation. Fortunately, she was finally persuaded, 50 year's after Twain's death, to change her mind after a family friend convinced her that "Mark Twain belonged to the world" and that by the 1960's the public's opinions about religion were changing. It was only then that the 1939 manuscript edited by Bernard DeVoto was made available to the world.

Letters from the Earth confirms Twain's world-class status as an acute and objective observer of the human condition - particularly for the hypocritical aspects of institutional religions whose goals Twain saw were to control mankind, not serve it. Letters from the Earth should be required reading for every high school-er (and adult who hasn't yet read it); I can think of no better text to stimulate critical thinking about religion in both its beneficial and self-serving aspects - especially in this era when Christianity has been conflated by some with greedy Capitalism. Twain himself described his writing in this work as "sarcastic" - but it was sarcasm with well-deserved purpose. One of my favorite quotes (and there are many) describes the Creator's view of his own handiwork: "He took a pride in man; man was his finest invention; man was his pet, after the housefly . . . ."
Welahza
This "Letters from the Earth" is only "Letters from the Earth" itself. Let me explain: The full volume titled "Letters from the Earth" is [was?] a full-sized book containing not only "Letters from the Earth" itself -- which is, itself, absolutely marvellous and will never be forgotten by anyone who reads it -- but also a number of other small masterpieces by Twain, all discovered posthumously and edited and published by one Bernard DeVoto. THAT's what I thought I was buying [my own old copy has disappeared]. What a disappointment. So I'm sending this on as a gift for someone, and trying once again to find the real thing. And THIS thing doesn't even have page numbers!
superstar
Yes.

Father History discussing time immemorial and the ultimate creature. (We are egotistical, are we not?)

I have many of his works, including the first and second editions of his autobiography from the Mark Twain Project. His foresight and insights are truly amazing to me.

This could have been written within the past year and still be on target. His observations of the human condition are unparalleled. Enlightening, bright, dark, inspiring, foreboding, humor, pathos.........add your own descriptives

We don't need psychiatrists, we need to make this book mandatory reading in all schools.

His is a treasure of the ages and this work proves it.

Enjoy.
Barinirm
A favorite gift of mine to my friends. The book should be re read with an open mind. After all it is just Lucifer writing letters back to Gabriel in Heaven telling him how screwed up the world we live in has become, and what he thinks of humans.
Keath
Constructed as a series of letters to the archangles, written by Lucifer who has been temporarily banished from the heavens to the Earth, in which he shares his observations of "man's" religiosity. Chock full of acerbic, sarcastic commentary on the nature of peoples interactions with religious concepts. One of my spouse's all time favorite reads.
Undeyn
This Kindle version was bought as a gift; the actual book has been in my library for decades and is among the rare volumes that get re-read. Here Twain makes mince of sacred cows in a fashion I'd be tempted to call inimitable if it weren't for Terry Pratchett, whose "Small Gods" carries on in the same spirit. Much of the material in these Twain essays is true laugh-long-and-loud stuff. His send-ups of elaborate Victorian etiquette spring first to mind, including such instructions as how to preserve proper decorum while saving someone from a fire. Much as I love "Huck" (especially the Stephen Dowling Butts riff), I'd pick this volume in a heartbeat, if I could have only one work by Mark Twain. If you haven't read it yet, you're in luck; enjoy yourself!
A searingly cynical commentary on the stupidity of humans for believing there is a wise and benign God looking over them (written from the point of view of an angel visiting earth). I loved this book as a teenager; find it a little unsubtle now, but still a good read.
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